The presenter quipped about the incident, which saw the US reality star held at gunpoint in her Paris hotel room as masked men steal millions of pounds worth of jewellery and personal items, on Wednesday’s (5 October) edition of the ITV breakfast show.
As he and Susanna Reid gave an update on the story, Piers then remarked: “And she’ll be gutted it’s not on camera, won’t she? Do you know what I mean?”
He also claimed it “might be the best thing that ever happened to her”, adding: “She’s already stopped social media for a bit.
“If it makes her realise, if it makes her think about her responsibility to them (social media fans), she could become a better role model to them.”
His comments were met with criticism on Twitter:
Piers has been a regular critic of Kim’s, mainly over her numerous nude selfies.
Despite this, he was initially sympathetic about Kim’s ordeal at the hands of the masked gunmen.
He tweeted on Monday:
A spokesperson for Kim said she was “badly shaken” following the incident in the French capital.
According to Page Six, French authorities now reportedly suspect the raid could have been an inside job.
At least two men dressed as police entered Kim’s apartment at 3am after threatening the night guard with a handgun.
Once inside, the 33-year-old star had a handgun pressed against her temple before being tied up, gagged and put into a bath tub.
The suspects made off with a box containing jewels worth $6m and a ring worth $4m, a Paris police source said.